It is likely unsurprising that Psalm 150 is my favorite Psalm. After all, the whole purpose of it is to praise God with everything you have and all that you are. So naturally, being a worship leader, it becomes a bit of a mantra for how to live life. I believe that worshipping God is not an act that is confined to a sanctuary, or a church, or the Bama Wesley Foundation. Worship is an anytime, any place, any situation kind of thing. It is something that you can do for anything, because God is in all things. Not just the stuff that we consider “Holy”, but literally everything. The sky, the trees, the ground. The person who smiled at you on your walk to class. That cute dog you saw playing fetch on the quad. The bus you just missed because you were too distracted by the dog. All of this can be seen as an opportunity to praise God for His greatness and His glory. There’s a book by David Crowder called Praise Habit. In it, Crowder talks about how he was going through a very difficult time and had trouble seeing God in anything. Until one day, he saw God in a Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich. No, that is not a joke. God can even be in the chicken sandwich you ate at the Ferg for lunch. The point of all this, is to say that you can praise God for anything you encounter. No matter how big or small. So keep an eye out for Him the next time you’re on your way to class, He might show up where you least expect Him.
Keep my eyes turned towards You. Help me to live a life fueled by worship, where I see You in everything I encounter. Help me to see You in both the big things and the small things. Help me to know that You are not something that is confined to one place, but that You are ever present. All this in Your Son’s holy name I pray,